Eastbound & Down (2009– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Sport
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 33,878 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 28 critic

Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Feb 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Eastbound & Down" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Eastbound & Down (2009– )

Eastbound & Down (2009– ) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Eastbound & Down.

Season:

4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Inspired by detective stories, A well meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective

Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson
Arrested Development (2003–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
Louie (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Sitcom in which we follow Louie's everyday ordeals, quest to find love and pursuit of humor.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series 1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

He's got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a great home...what could possibly go wrong for Larry David? Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this ... See full summary »

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
Parks and Recreation (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman
Undeclared (2001–2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

College freshman Steve Karp and his fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam
The League (TV Series 2009)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Semi-scripted comedy about a fantasy football league.

Stars: Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie
Party Down (2009–2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A group of actors move to LA to make it big, but end up working as caterers.

Stars: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen
Workaholics (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9.

Stars: Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis
Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Kenny Powers (29 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Stevie Janowski (28 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 April Buchanon (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Maria (20 episodes, 2010-2013)
...
 Dustin Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Cassie Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ethan Alexander McGee ...
 Dustin Jr. (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
...
 Wayne (15 episodes, 2009-2013)
Edit

Storyline

Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny goes home to Shelby County, NC, to nurse his wounds and work as a gym teacher at his old middle school. Written by HBO

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When Kenny Powers comes back, he comes back hard. (Season 2) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

P.E.  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When promoting the second season of this show on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Episode #9.32 (2010), Danny McBride revealed that season two was shot in a little over 30 days. See more »

Quotes

Kenny Powers: Fuck that noise!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.125 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A superb comedy
5 September 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Is Kenny Powers an obnoxious pontificating self-glorifying pri*k? Well yes, and that's what makes the show so enjoyable. The entire premise of the show is fantastic; a washed up, out of shape former ball-player still clings on to his days of glory, refusing to think of himself as anything less than a star athlete. That being said, he still possesses a deadly arm.

I would say the writing of Jody Hill is among the best of the current comedic script writers. For Eastbound, Jody writes a very plausible scenario and brings life into all of the characters. None of the humour, although vulgar times, is recycled like so many other modern comedies where an interchangeable plot-line is strung together with a bundle of awkward characters who all but fall over their own feet. I find with Eastbound there is a lot originality in the interaction between characters and all of the events that transpire between them. You can find something to laugh at in almost every scene depending on your own interpretation. It really comes down to the little things with Jody Hill, he avoids punch-lines and instead draws his comedy from how an individual(like Kenny Powers) reacts to a situation as his own person, consistently being true to the characters he develops. This is what for me spawns true comedy, not obvious attempts by the writer where characters become overly awkward for the sake of being funny or where there is a sacrifice of individuality altogether allowing all characters to employ the identical kind of humour(Judd Apatow). This for me is why Eastbound is genius, and truly a show with a lot of potential to become a long running HBO hit.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one disappointed with the finale? ish_ya_boy
City of God Gurzen
So did 4th season even happen? bradcsontag
Finale highlights Nightman72
Girl Kenny was with at the begining of S4EP7 msimons10
Cloud Atlas Luluhalabaloo
Discuss Eastbound & Down (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?